Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Simple Generator Maintenance Can make the Difference

November 8, 2012

Storm season is back and plenty of generator interest comes with it. Most recently this past October Sandy caused massive destruction and left thousands without power, many still yet to have it turned back on well over a week later. For those that had prepared for the worst by purchasing a generator you may very well have gotten through the outage without any problem. For others just purchasing the generator and having it there is not enough because when they went to start it nothing happened. Consumers may not realize how vital it is to properly maintain and service their generators so they are assured proper function when it is called upon. We received many calls throughout the storm and days afterwards of generators not starting or failing during the power outage.

Many of our customers that had installed a Kohler whole house automatic generator got to see the benefits first hand during this last storm. Of course Kohler has the added advantage of a weekly/bi-weekly test cycle that makes sure its ready when it’s needed. In fact many of our installations include an added feature of the “OnCue” monitoring software allowing both the customer and ourselves to see if there is any issues during its test cycle, and emails are sent each time the utility power was lost and the back-up power took over. Each one of our installations also include the first year of service within the cost of the job. Too many people do not realize how important some simple maintenance services on the generator will keep them from having a failure to start when it’s needed most. At Caron Electric our customers do not have to worry about these sorts of things because of our yearly service maintenance contracts assuring a working generator each and every time.

So what do I mean by simple generator maintenance you ask. Well first off as a consumer you must understand that a generator is just like a big motor for your home. Would you drive around in your car for a year or more without checking its oil levels or replacing your filters as required by the manufacturer? Well a generator is no different and requires that you service it to assure its stays operating at its best performance. These things include oil, oil and fuel filters, spark plugs, battery and heater to name a few. Being that any one of those can cause a problem with the proper operation of the generator it is a must that you stay on a schedule. As I am most familiar with the Kohler product line I will talk about that, Kohler recommends once a year or every 100 hours for service. Kohler units have a run time odometer so you can see how many hours of operation has been logged on it. Different generator manufacturers may have similar requirements on the time interval or hours on the unit or exactly what should be checked and replaced during the service but all require this type of care to guarantee it in good working order.

During the last storm we saw everything from batteries that had gone dead, heaters that had malfunctioned, oil levels that were not maintained, all of these things resulted in generator failure for the customer. Getting somebody out for a service or repair during these busy times cost the consumer more then the annual service would have to start with. For example Caron Electric charges an annual service maintenance contract of $395 and you don’t have to remember as it’s on an automatic service rotation. While many of the repairs, service and replacement part installations cost over $500 during the storm and days after because of the emergency nature and quick response time necessary. Add in the extra loss of time at work to be at home, food that would spoil, and the unhappy family members that came with the outage and you have certainly exceeded the value of a simple service maintenance to your generator.

So if you have a generator and you are considering yourself covered for the next storm or power outage time to reconsider. Ask yourself when was the last time it was serviced? If you don’t know start a log and keep it updated in your kitchen drawer or another place of safe keeping. This is good not only for your generator but any vital piece of equipment in your home from the boiler to furnace, air conditioning system, etc. If you have a Kohler brand generator and are living in Massachusetts you can even sign up for the yearly maintenance through Caron Electric…I will be glad to hear from you. Remember you made the right decision getting back-up power for your home, don’t make a bad decision and let it go unattended.

Caron Electric appears in PBS’s “Ask This Old House”

January 26, 2012

The new year of 2012 has started with some very exciting news. Mr. Caron had the pleasure of working with PBS and “Ask This Old House” for the second time. This episode covers the installation of an upgrade to 200amp for a residential home.  The episode details what happens when you take an existing service and replace it with a larger more common 200amp electrical service. It is amazing the time and effort that actually goes into taping and editing a television show, we would like to thank everyone associated with the show for their hard work and dedication. We are AMPED up about sharing this awesome news. You can watch the full episode directly at PBS: http://video.pbs.org/video/2186573603

Connecting with our Customers

November 3, 2009

     I understand how important it is to have the ability for our customers to communicate with Caron Electric in varying formats. Sometimes it may be for a simple question to be answered other times it could be something much greater. Bottom line when you need to reach someone you don’t want to wait to hear back. Caron Electric strives to keep communication as simple as possible for our customers, from a toll-free # 800.440.9940 to email service@caronelectric.com you can always expect a response within 60 minutes or less.

With the popularity of social sites greater than ever Caron Electric has dove head first into the ocean of opportunity. These sites are a great way of keeping our customers and readers aware of all that Caron has to offer. From specials and discounts to new technology reviews or inside news about Caron Electric we are providing the means to our customers to be kept up to date.

I have compiled a list of different sites that we currently are involved with – and looking for suggestions for others you would like to see added.

Skype:  caronelectric 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/caronelectric

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaronElectricInc

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/caronelectric

Corkin: http://www.corkin.com/Profile/view.cfm?userid=46704

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/profileviewProfile=&key=44289821&trk=tab_pro

Our profile can also be found on the following sites: Yelp, Yellowpages.com, Delicious.com, Angies List,  Workpost, Technorati.com, Digg.com, and Friendfeed

I would love to gain more friends, fans, and followers from all my customers and readers. Feel free to email me, max@caronelectric.com, with any additional sites or your username if you cannot find me I will add you directly.

Exciting news for the Fall Season

September 23, 2009

Hello and welcome back.

Things have been picking up at Caron Electric as you can see I have not had much time to update our blog. I have exciting news I would like to share with my consumers and readers. Everyone has gone through some hardships with the economy taking a turn for the worse. Of course we had to make some tough decisions to assure Caron Electric would be around for years to come. Because of those decisions we have been able to slowly reposition ourselves for future expansion. That time has come and we recently added another electrician to our work force. Our newest electrician Brian is fully licensed and has many years of experience working in both the residential and commercial electrical field. So while other companies are still trying to get a handle on their future Caron Electric’s is burning brighter then ever.

Another even more exciting change here at Caron Electric for our customers is the reduction of our pricing by 10%. As the competition is greater than ever we knew the best way to stay competitive would be an overhaul of our pricing. I am happy to announce we are in our final stage of preparation to bring our new pricing manual to the field.

This upcoming Fall Season will have many opportunities to use our services and save money, take advantage today! If you have not already signed up for our email promotions and discount program take a moment out to email me at service@caronelectric.com

Caron Electric – Information about us

July 30, 2009

I wanted to take a moment out to let my readers get to know Caron Electric a bit more. If you have not done so already I ask you visit our website for a complete overview:  http://caronelectric.com/index.html 

Caron Electric is a residential and commercial electrical contractor working in Massachusetts. Our staff of experts are available 24/7 by phone or email. The owner Mr. Caron holds his Masters License and all technicians working in the field have a minimum of their Journeyman License. We carry full insurance for any and all work performed. The warranty is the best in the industry with a 3 year labor and a lifetime on parts installed.

Caron Electric provides free written estimates before any work is performed. On the initial visit our electrician will get an exact cost to you with the option of starting the work the very same day. The fleet of vehicles are service ready with 1000’s of parts at our fingertips, we don’t have to leave for supplies saving you $$. Caron works on by flat rate pricing meaning you never have to watch the clock – you will have an upfront cost that does not change once the work is started. This provides savings over your standard hourly rate company.

Caron Electric is a member of many trade organizations including but not limited to the Better Business Buereau, National Fire Protection Agency, and Angie’s list. Your in good hands.

A little bit about me (Max):

I work as the Service and Dispatch Manager and have been doing so since 2002. My duties include: customer scheduling, project timeline monitering, admistrative permitting, inspector corrospondence, stock/material procurement, and complaint resolution. I also help with the IT, Web marketing, and Brand recognition for the company. I take great pride in the wonderful relationships we have built and the incredible workmanship my techs do out in field. Previous to this employement I held similar positions in other electrical contractors stretching from Maine to Virginia.

This blog is just one of the many sites that Caron Electric is involved with. We provide exclusive specials and discounts for all our social network friends and fans. I hope to see you add us. Here is a list of some other places you can link up directly with Caron Electric.

#1.800.440.9940  or service@caronelectric.com

http://www.facebook.com/CaronElectricInc
https://twitter.com/CaronElectric
http://www.myspace.com/caronelectric
http://www.linkedin.com/in/caronelectric
http://www.corkin.com/Profile/view.cfm?userid=46704